Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag "governors"

    Governors seek fresh bailout from FG

Governors seek fresh bailout from FG

Governors have asked the federal government for a bailout in the form of budget support.According to Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, who disclosed this to reporters at the end of the national economic council (NEC) meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the request is meant to assist governors offset staff salary arrears.He said most of the governors persuaded Kemi Adoesun, minister [...]

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    South-west govs set up joint task force on security

South-west govs set up joint task force on security

South-west governors on Monday set up a joint task force to contain all forms of security threat in the region.They did this at a meeting in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. The governors also approved the establishment of the western Nigeria export development initiative to drive the export potentials of the region.The governors also resolved to forge ahead with a regional [...]

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    South-east govs to Igbo in the north: Fear not, go about your business

South-east govs to Igbo in the north: Fear not, go about your business

Governors of south-east states have urged the Igbo residing in the northern part of Nigeria to carry out their activities without fear, in the wake of a quit notice issued by youth groups in the region.A coalition of northern youth groups had recently issued an October quit notice to south-easterners in the region — an action which has been roundly criticised [...]

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    Governors: We’ll pay salaries when 2nd Paris Club fund is released

Governors: We’ll pay salaries when 2nd Paris Club fund is released

‎Nigerian governors say they will offset a backlog of salaries and allowances owed their workers as soon as a second tranche of funds from the Paris Club loan refund is released.The refund is as a result of over-deductions from statutory financial allocations to the 36 states between 1995 and 2005 for debt servicing.The first tranche of N388bn was released to [...]

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    Lai to govs: There’s corruption in every party, change must begin with us

Lai to govs: There’s corruption in every party, change must begin with us

Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, has appealed to state governors to support the national reorientation campaign, “Change Begins With Me”.Mohammed made the appeal in Abuja when he made a presentation to the governors forum which met at the presidential villa on Wednesday night, stating that there is corruption in every party.In the presentation, a copy of which [...]

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    Some governors have a ‘poor understanding’ of their roles

Some governors have a ‘poor understanding’ of their roles

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has accused some governors of abandoning their mandate in pursuit of “ventures that have no bearing on what they were elected to do”.Joyce Adamu, executive director of the group, said this in a statement issued on Thursday.Adamu said the trend had resulted in an “obvious failing of governance, worsened the economy [...]

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    We’re responsible for the state of the country, say APC governors

We’re responsible for the state of the country, say APC governors

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday met President Muhammadu Buhari at the villla, and said afterwards that they were culpable for the state of the country's economy.Present at the meeting were governors of Imo, Adamawa, Plateau, Kogi, Kaduna, Edo, Ogun, Kano, Kebbi and Benue states.Speaking with state house correspondents after the meeting, Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state [...]

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    Poll shows massive opposition to life pension for ex-governors, legislators

Poll shows massive opposition to life pension for ex-governors, legislators

As the conversation on life pension for legislators and former governors continues, many Nigerians have opposed the idea.The issue of payment of life pension to governors, their deputies, national assembly and house of assembly members has been on the front burner of public discourse in recent times.In an opinion poll conducted nationwide, the respondents said that the ongoing payment of [...]

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    Jonathan to meet governors, security chiefs today

Jonathan to meet governors, security chiefs today

President Goodluck Jonathan will meet the 36 state governors of the federation and security chiefs today for an emergency security meeting to discuss the continuing insecurity in the north-east and decide on the extension of emergency rule in three northern states.The emergency rule was declared in May last year, as part of government efforts to tackle the violent activities of Boko Haram [...]

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